Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Found for the World Tour 2005, this looks like something dh would love! A Mexican recipe, it has been called ' "funeral coffee" because it is always served at the velorios - all-night wakes - with large trays of sweet rolls.'
- 6 cups water
- 3 teaspoons medium-grind ground coffee (not instant)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 tablespoons mexican dark brown sugar (to taste) or 4 tablespoons piloncillo cones (to taste) or 4 tablespoons brown sugar (to taste)
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add the coffee, cinnamon and sugar, and continue boiling for 30 seconds.
- Stir and strain into hot mugs.
I made this for my husband as I do not drink coffee, he is still raving about it. He really enjoyed the hint of cinnamon. Being he is a man who loves his coffee blacker than dirt, I was surprised that he liked the sweetness of this coffee. He did comment that it is more of a dessert coffee vs a get you going in the morning type coffee.
Decided to make this for ZWT 8 the Mexican Leg for the Winers, Diners and Chives as it sounded so easy. Have to admit to being a little nervous as I'm one of those folks who likes her coffee to taste like coffee with no sugar or extras. But found I really liked this with the brown sugar and cinnamon was so differant, not to sweet and just a hint of the cinnamon in the background. I really enjoyed it.
I love coffee and this one is special. So much flavor and it was so quick and easy to make. I can see why its served all night. A nice mellow sweet coffee with a hint of cinnamon. Thank you Bethie for sharing a recipe that I will be enjoying often. Made for The Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - Mexico.